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FCC repacking program creates growth opportunity for Meriden company

Matthew Broderick Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Nick Wymant, chief technology officer of Meriden-based Radio Frequency Systems, is facing a rarity in business: a substantial growth opportunity fueled by a shrinking market.

Blumenthal lauds proposed curb of forced arbitration clauses

Keith Griffin |

A proposal by a federal consumer agency to curb the use of forced arbitration clauses is being praised by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).

Comcast will replace cable box with an app

Comcast will soon let its customers to bypass the cable box and get Xfinity service directly on their television sets or streaming media gadgets.

Over 36,000 Verizon workers go on strike

CNNMoney |

Over 36,000 Verizon workers have walked off the job Wednesday after failing to reach a new labor agreement. The strike is expected to have an impact from Maine to Virginia.

Despite resistance, PURA cybersecurity effort marches ahead

Matt Pilon |

The state's energy and telecom regulator is marching ahead with a cybersecurity oversight program, even though some major companies shared a number of concerns with the voluntary initiative.

Apple could be radically redesigning the iPhone

CNNMoney |

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is more often right than wrong with his Apple predictions, wrote in 2017 Apple will introduce an iPhone with a curved front and back, wireless charging and a...

OCC continues press for public-private broadband models

Matt Pilon |

The Office of Consumer Counsel's fledgling and controversial State Broadband Office isn't backing down from its push for deeper government involvement in facilitating the buildout of gigabit-speed...

Response to op-ed from Elin Swanson Katz

To the Editor:

Advocates press for $20M Internet pilot program

Matt Pilon |

Legislators heard testimony Thursday from local governments and others who want $20 million in state funds for a pilot program to build out high-speed Internet infrastructure.

Frontier posts 4Q loss

Norwalk-based Frontier Communications Corp. said its fourth-quarter profits decreased 119 percent in part because of expenses related to acquisition interest and integration costs.

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